List of FIFA World Cup anthems and songs

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FIFA World Cup anthems and songs[1] are tunes and songs adopted officially by FIFA to be used prior to the World Cup event and to accompany the championships during the event. They are also used in advertising campaigns for the World Cup.

The chosen songs are usually multilingual and include English, the official language of the organising country, Spanish and other languages. The official versions also result in cover versions in many other languages performed by the original or by local artists.[2]

Anthems and songs[edit]

World
Cup
Host(s) Title Language(s) Performer(s) Writer(s) and producer(s) Official
audio and videos
Live performance
1962
 Chile "El Rock del Mundial" Spanish Los Ramblers Jorge Rojas Astorga Audio
1966
 England "World Cup Willie (Where in this World are We Going)" English Lonnie Donegan Audio
1970
 Mexico "Fútbol México 70" Spanish Los Hermanos Zavala Roberto do Nascimento Audio
1974
 West Germany "Futbol" Polish, English, German, Russian, and Spanish Maryla Rodowicz Jonasz Kofta, Leszek Bogdanowicz Audio Live performance - opening ceremony
1978
 Argentina "El Mundial" None (instrumental) Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony Ennio Morricone Audio
1982
 Spain "Mundial '82" Spanish Plácido Domingo Audio
1986
 Mexico "A Special Kind of Hero"[3] English Stephanie Lawrence Rick Wakeman 1986 World Cup official film
"Hot Hot Hot"[4] English Arrow Alphonsus Cassell and Leston Paul[5] Music video
"El mundo unido por un balón" (official song) Spanish Juan Carlos Abara Spanish Audio
1990
 Italy "Un'estate italiana (To Be Number One)" Italian and English Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini (Italian)
Giorgio Moroder Project (English)
Edoardo Bennato, Giorgio Moroder, Gianna Nannini and Tom Whitlock Official music video (Italian-1)
Official music video (Italian-2)
Official music video (English-1)
Official music video (English-2)
Live performance - opening ceremony (Italian)

Live performance - opening ceremony (240p, English)
Live performance - opening ceremony (English, 480p)

1994
 United States "Gloryland" English Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey Official music video-1
Official music video-2
Music video (instrumental-1)
Music video (instrumental-2)
Audio
Live performance - opening ceremony
"We Are the Champions" English Queen Official music video

Official lyric video

1998
 France "La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)"
(official anthem)
French and English Youssou N'Dour and Axelle Red
Official music video
Live performance - opening ceremony
"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)" (official song) English and Spanish Ricky Martin Desmond Child and Robi Rosa Official music video (English)
Official music video (Spanish)
"Carnaval de Paris" Dario G Dario G Official music video
"Together Now" English and Spanish Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro Jean Michel Jarre, Tetsuya Komuro, and Olivia Lufkin Official music video
2002
 South Korea
 Japan
(jointly-hosted)
"Anthem" (official anthem) None (instrumental) Vangelis Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino Music video
Audio (synthesized)
Music video (remixed)
"Boom" (official song) English Anastacia Anastacia, Glen Ballard Official music video
"Let's Get Together Now" (Official Local Song) Japanese and Korean Voices of KOREA/JAPAN Live performance - opening ceremony
Live performance - closing ceremony
"Vamos Al Mundial" (Univision Version) Spanish Jennifer Peña Claudia Garcia Official music video
2006
 Germany "Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day)" (official anthem) German, French, Bambara, and English Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam Herbert Grönemeyer Official music video Live performance - opening ceremony
"The Time of Our Lives" (official song) English and Spanish Il Divo, featuring Toni Braxton Jörgen Elofsson and Steve Mac Official music video
"Hips Don't Lie (Bamboo mix)" English and Spanish Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean Jerry Duplessis, Omar Alfanno, and LaTavia Parker Official music video
Love Generation (song) English Bob Sinclar featuring Gary Pine Duane Harden, Christophe le Friant, Gary Pine, Jay Woodhouse, JG Schreiner, and Alain Wisniak Official music video
"Arriba, Arriba" Spanish Ana Barbara, Mariana Seoane, Anaís Martínez, Pablo Montero Music video
2010
 South Africa "Sign of a Victory" (official anthem) English R. Kelly, featuring the Soweto Spiritual Singers R. Kelly Official music video

Live performance

"Waka Waka"(official song) (Spanish Version) English, Spanish, and Fang Shakira featuring Freshlyground Shakira, Freshlyground
Official music video
Live performance - closing ceremony
"Wavin' Flag" (Coca-Cola official promotional anthem) English K'Naan K'naan, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Jean Daval Official music video
"Wavin' Flag" (Spanish Celebration Mix) English and Spanish K'Naan, David Bisbal Official music video
2014
 Brazil "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)" (official anthem) English, Portuguese, and Spanish Carlos Santana featuring Wyclef, Avicii, and Alexandre Pires Alexandre Pires, Arash Pournouri, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk
Tim Bergling, Arnon Woolfson, Diogo Vianna, Wyclef Jean
Official music video
"We Are One (Ole Ola)" (official song)[6] English, Portuguese, Spanish Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte, Pitbull, Thomas Troelsen
Danny Mercer, Sia Furler, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Nadir Khayat
Official music video

Live performance - closing ceremony

"Tatu Bom de Bola" (Official Mascot Song) Portuguese Arlindo Cruz Arlindo Cruz Official music video
"La La La (Brasil 2014)" English, Portuguese, and Spanish Shakira featuring Carlinhos Brown Shakira, Carlinhos Brown, Jay Singh, Lukasz Gottwald
Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin
Henry Walter, Raelene Arreguin, John J Conte Jr.
Official music video
"Magic in the Air" French Magic System and Chawki Magic System (A'Salfo, Manadja, Goudé, and Tino), RedOne, and Alex PChawki Official music video
"Adrenalina" (Univision version) Spanish Wisin, Ricky Martin, and J-LO Juan Luis Morera, José Torres, and Carlos E. Ortiz Official music video
"Time of Our Lives" (The Official BeIN Sports Song) Arabic, French, and English Ahmed Chawki RedOne Official music video
"The World Is Ours"[7] (Coca-Cola official promotional anthem) English David Correy, Monobloco Official music video
"La Copa de Todos" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem Spanish mix) Spanish and English David Correy, Paty Cantú, Wisin, Monobloco Official music video
2018
 Russia "Live It Up" (official song) English and Spanish Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi, and Diplo Official Audio

Official music video

Live performance

"Komanda 2018" (Команда 2018, Team 2018) [8] Russian Polina Gagarina featuring Egor Kreed and DJ Smash DJ Smash Official music video
"Colors" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem) and also (Spanglish version) & (Pakistani version) English, Spanish, and Urdu Jason Derulo, Maluma, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch Jason Derulo, Jamie Sanderson, Nija Charles, Ishmael Sadiq Montague, Geoffrey Earley, and Diamond Platnumz

Sermstyle, ISM

Official music video

Official Spanish music video

Official Pakistani music video

Official Swahili music video

"Positivo" (Telemundo version) Spanish J Balvin and Michael Brun J Balvin, Michael Brun, and Fernando Lugo Official promo
Official music video

Official albums[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Songs". World Cup Theme Songs. 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Theme Song". WorldcupThemeSong. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ Catalina Uribe. "Soccer songs: A look at all the World Cup anthems". Terra Networks.
  4. ^ Laing, Dave (16 September 2010). "Arrow obituary". the Guardian.
  5. ^ "Hot, Hot, Hot - Arrow - Song Info - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Pitbull's 'We Are One (Ole, Ola)' Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte Named FIFA'S Official World Cup Song". Billboard. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Coca-Cola Launches "The World's Cup" Celebrating the Power of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ to Bring Everyone Together". The Coca-Cola Company. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  8. ^ Banjarmasin Post. "VIDEO Lirik Lagu Piala Dunia Rusia 2018, Jason Derulo 'Colors' dan Polina Gagarina 'Komanda'" (in Indonesian).